Greg Schmill


"GROWing as a Christian Leader”

A carpenter with the right tools can build a building; a leader with the right tools can build a strong ministry team.  Strong ministry leadership often comes down to having and knowing how to use the right tools.  One very powerful tool for Christian leaders is GROW--Goal, Reality, Options, and Way forward.   GROW is a multi-use tool! Do you need to make a leadership decision? Use the GROW process.  Do you have someone on your team you would like to coach, but aren’t quite sure how to go about it? GROW with them.  Do you need to pull your team together? Use GROW to strengthen and focus your team. In this session, participants will learn and practice using GROW as leaders.  The GROW goal -- participants will leave with a practical and powerful tool ready to use in their next leadership endeavor.


Greg Schmill is a graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College. He received a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from Concordia University Wisconsin. His current role is as President of the Ministry Leadership Institute. In this role, he develops and delivers leadership training, coaching support, and tools for WELS pastors, principals, and ministry leadership teams. Greg was a teacher/principal at two Lutheran elementary schools and also served as a teacher, guidance director and assistant principal at a Lutheran high school. He has been an educational consultant and served as the Director of the Commission on Lutheran Schools for the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.


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